Iran's foreign minister said on Saturday France's call for EU sanctions against Tehran outside of the U.N. framework was illegal and the Islamic Republic would not back away from its nuclear ambitions.
Iran on Saturday rejected the possibility of a French investors' pullout of its oil and gas sector amid calls by Paris for tougher sanctions on Tehran over its nuclear programme, the ISNA news agency reported.
Republican Rudy Giuliani said Saturday that Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton has not stated clear goals for dealing with the Iraq war and Iran's nuclear ambitions.
The number of cholera cases in Iran is on the rise after the outbreak of an epidemic in neighbouring Iraq, an Iranian health official was quoted as saying on Saturday.
Iran's oil minister on Saturday brushed aside calls by Paris for French firms to avoid Iranian energy deals, saying the world's fourth largest oil producer was too attractive for them to ignore, a news agency reported.
Iran will re-opens its border with Iraq on Sunday after a two-week closure to protest at the detention of an Iranian by US troops, the semi-official news agency Fars reported.
Gen. David Petraeus, the commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, said Saturday the Iranian ambassador to Baghdad is a member of Iran's elite Quds Force.
Dubai's influential police chief has said Western powers should be warned that their relations with Gulf Arab states would suffer if they launch a military strike on Iran over its nuclear programme.
A top Iraqi government adviser has admitted that Iran was meddling in his country's affairs but warned that it would be a "fatal mistake" to launch military action against Iran.
Seventeen people were killed and 21 injured when a truck collided with a bus in northern Iran, the state news agency IRNA reported Saturday.